Tag Archive: politics

Jul 26

A Special Day in History (and Her-story)

July 26, 2016… this is a special day in American history.Regardless of your political persuasion, your personal feelings toward politics, hell even if you are completely disconnected with politics in general… this is a special day in our American lives. A big glass ceiling – sometimes called “The Marble Ceiling in Politics” – is shattered …

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May 07

DK’s Quick Thought for the Day

  I did a TEDx talk at The George Washington University called “Politics with Purpose” – enjoy the show…

Mar 25

Tune Up Those Community Fibers

Community is what defines us, in so many ways. We are shaped, inspired, challenged, and even celebrated through out connection to community. But too often this shaping requires a little adjustment, some “re-shaping.”  Like Herman Melville explained, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”  I believe it …

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Nov 28

Calling All Statesman. Calling All Statesmen…

Ironically today, two topics seemed to dominate my immediate listening area: The Fiscal Cliff… And the $500 million Powerball drawing coming up.  It is ironic in that both, quite frankly, are (1) crazy to imagine getting ourselves into; and (2) ruled by promises of how best to save and spend what’s allegedly there. But this …

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Nov 08

A Little Thing Called Democracy

Look, I’m not gonna lie. I LOVE politics. I know it has become a money-grubbing, “he said/he said/no one said correctly” kind of game. It’s sometimes petty. It’s very often a bunch of millionaires backing the candidacy of fellow millionaires dealing with issues none of them probably ever dealt with (like a low paying job, …

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Nov 05

‘Twas the Night Before Voting…

Election Eve. It’s like Christmas Eve…for wonks. While most of the US population is settling in for one last day of ridiculous amounts of political advertising on TV, mounds of flyers and mailers lodged into the mailbox, and of course the voice mail filling robocalls that really fool everyone (“Hey Honey, come listen to this! …

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Apr 05

TEDxFoggyBottom 2012 “Changing Paradigms” Talk with DK

Big thanks to the crew and volunteers of TEDxFoggyBottom 2012 for a wonderful event on March 23, 2012. I had a great time meeting new friends and exploring the idea of bringing the nonprofit sector into the political arena. Check out my video… and maybe learn about the greatest sandwich ever made: The PB &B! …

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Feb 03

Political Races Need Good Beats To Dance To

Often, politics is described as a “horse race” where the spectators (we the people) go to the track (the country) and bet on our favorite horse (the candidate) whom we believe to be the best for that particular winner’s circle (the office). It’s nice and has been used for years. Now, I have an alternative …

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Oct 31

Nonprofits’ New, and Needed, Role

This week begins a new and potentially great era for nonprofit organizations, and by connection a new and potentially great era for our nation’s politics. This week will be the start of a new movement within the nonprofit community and communities across America. One that could make strong and powerful impact on how we are …

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Oct 06

Occupy [Insert Your Favorite Town Here] Thoughts

DC in the fall is truly fantastic. And this comes from a kid who grew up in New Hampshire, the place with arguably the very best autumns you can find.  The weather has that cool to it, leaves start hinting about their color change soon to be arriving, and of course… Congress comes back to …

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